GRC ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS WEBSITE – 8TH WORLD CONGRESS: 23 June 2013, Seoul, Korea

When World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by INPEA eight years ago, it definitely was an idea whose time had come. WEAAD has caught the imagination of and has been embraced by NGOs, government agencies and individuals in many countries.

In 2008, INPEA partnered with the Canadian Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse to host a very successful 2-day conference in Ottawa, to mark WEAAD. In 2009 the official INPEA WEAAD event was held in Paris, in partnership with ALMA, the French national elder abuse prevention organization just prior to the World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. In 2011 the conference was held in London, hosted by INPEA and Action on Elder Abuse, the major elder abuse organization in Great Britain, and six other organizations that work on behalf of older people. Last year we partnered with ZIVOT 90 in Prague in conjunction with the biennial conference of the International Federation on Ageing. This year INPEA and the Korean Elder Protection Agency partnered to host an outstanding international event that took place in Seoul immediately before the opening of the 20th World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The focus was on new research, policy, practice and tools from around the world directed at stopping elder abuse and neglect in both community and institutional settings.

SPEAKERS' BIOGRAPHIES

Seoul Coex Centre, Seoul, Korea  June 23, 2013


WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Gloria Gutman, President INPEA  
Elizabeth Podnieks, Founder of WEAAD

LETTER

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John Beard, Director, Life Course and Ageing Department, WHO  


Government Initiatives: North America

Kathy Greenlee, Administrator, Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging, US Administration on Aging LETTER
Margaret Gillis, Senior Director, Division of Children, Seniors and Healthy Development, Public Health Agency of Canada LETTER

Focus on Asia

Chair: Mee Hye Kim – INPEA National Representative for Korea

Young Sook Choi, Executive Director, Korean Elder Protection Agency.
Korean approaches to elder abuse prevention and response
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Viennarat Chuangwiwat, Program Officer on Social Security, International Labor Organization (Thailand).
Protection from elder abuse: Spotlight on Thailand
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Symposium  1 –  Defining, Measuring and Monitoring Elder Abuse

Chair:  Keun-Youl Kim, Federation of Korean Gerontological Societies (FKGS)

MILCEA – Monitoring in long-term care – A 5 country pilot project on elder abuse

Uwe Brucker (Germany) SLIDES

Measuring abuse in institutional settings

Cynthia Thomas (USA), Lynn McDonald (Canada), Ariela Lowenstein (Israel), Marie Beaulieu (Canada), et al.
  

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Resident-to-resident abuse: A growing problem

Lynn McDonald (Canada) SLIDES

INPEA Annual/quadrennial Members Meeting

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Symposium 2 – Intervention and Prevention

 

Chair: Donghee Han – Secretary General, Korean Gerontological Society

Volunteer activity to counter elder abuse mistreatment: Critical issues Marie Beaulieu (Canada)

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Understanding Elder Abuse in the Chinese Community XinQi Dong (USA)

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Elder Abuse Prevention in Queensland:  Servicing 1.7 million square kilometers with 5 people and a lot of data Les Jackson (Australia)

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Symposium 3 – Tools, Training and New Issues and Concerns

Chair: Mary Lynn Kasunic, INPEA National Representative for the USA

Mind the Gap! Improving intervention in intimate partner violence against older women Bridget Penhale (UK)

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Tool for addressing elder abuse: Multi-disciplinary coalitions Mary Lynn Kasunic (USA)

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Senior-to-senior bullying: what do we know about it? How is it being dealt with? Gloria Gutman (Canada)

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Regional Highlights

 Chair:  Gloria Gutman, President INPEA

North America  Marie Beaulieu (Canada)

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Europe Ariela Lowenstein (Israel) SLIDES